Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

Welcome!
     We are so glad you're here. Take a look around, join us for one of our events, get connected with one of our partner ministries, or come to worship - online or in person! All are welcome!
     We are currently in the season of "Ordinary Time" in the church, but there's nothing ordinary about the work of God in our lives. The Holy Spirit is alive and well, and Christ's love is ever present. God's grace is an extraordinary gift to us all, in every season!       

Outdoor Worship:
Join us Sundays at 9am for outdoor worship in the Memorial Garden area. You may participate in parked cars or, if you bring a lawn chair, spaced physically distanced in the grass. If the lawn area is already full, please stay in your car and tune into our FM station on your radio. Aside from staying home and watching worship online, this remains the safest worship opportunity we offer!

Indoor Worship:
If you are fully vaccinated, you may enter for worship without a mask or face covering, if you wish. Trinity staff will continue to wear masks appropriately and invite everyone to do so. Seating will remain physically distanced. 

  • Contemporary worship, Saturdays at 5:30pm.   
  • Traditional worship, Sundays at 11am.     

Conversations before and following worship are to take place outside the building. Thank you for continuing to care for the safety of others and yourself during these times.

 

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: "I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence." 

Luther's Works Volume 43 page 132
 
Our Mission:  Being Neighbor  †  Sharing God’s Transforming Love!
       

 

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Your financial gifts make it possible for us to continue to serve our neighbors' needs through our numerous ministries.  To send a secure contribution electronically, DONATE HERE.  Thank you for your continuing support.


Selah Freedom’s ministry works toward ending sex trafficking through awareness, prevention, outreach, and residential programs in our community. During June, Trinity is partnering with Selah Freedom to collect new items for their survivor totes.  These items include:

  • Sports Bras
  • Sneakers
  • Cotton Underwear
  • Lounge Pants
  • Cotton T-Shirts
  • Tampons
  • Maxi Pads
  • Disposable Razors

Please make sure all donations are new and are for women. All sizes are needed for clothing.

To participate, please bring your donations to worship, or to the church office on Tuesday or Thursday morning. To provide a financial gift, please note “Selah Freedom” and mail check, drop at church office, or use eGiving on our website.


On Saturday, June 26th, our 5:30pm worship will take place OUTSIDE!!! in the grass by the Memorial Garden (bring a lawn chair).  OR you may take part from your vehicle and listen through the FM channel.  Worship will be directly followed by the “Vicar Roast” which will also be on Facebook Live.  Dinner is available - a “box” picnic meal on the lawn or in your car. Please register for dinner by calling or emailing the church office by June 18th: 941-747-3081  TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com.

Drive-Thru Farewell: Sunday, June 27th, 10am—10:45am. For those who wish a drive-thru goodbye, please use the front drive!

Vicar Jeanette's year was unlike any previous intern at Trinity! Until recently, no one met at Trinity in person, so worship and preschool chapel were recorded and aired each week. And you know how recordings go .... Not everything goes as planned.  To enjoy an Out-Take (Blooper) video of how recording at Trinity sometimes went, please look at Trinity's Facebook page or our YouTube channel.  Thanks to Nathan Krafve, our videographer, for weeks of recording and producing our worship and chapel videos, but especially now, for creating this memorable video: July 2020 through May 2021!


Join Trinity's book study on How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice by Jemar Tisby. Gather on Zoom, Sundays at 4pm. The book is available on most book-selling sites, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  

Each week we will discuss one chapter of the book. Please read Chapter 2 for Sunday, June 13th.

Use this link to join in. Or from Zoom, choose Meeting ID: 896 2401 8982 for the 4pm session on Sunday afternoons.  Join by phone: (646) 558 8656 or (301) 715 8592.


Prayer List updated 6/8/2021
For the names of those for whom we received prayer requests, use this link.  

Please add or remove names by calling the church at 941-747-3081 or emailing us: TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com .


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